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Mei’s Cinematic Short

Mei-Ling Zhou, also known as Mei, is a Chinese scientist and adventurer who first appeared as a playable hero in the original Overwatch video game. She specializes in climatology and was part of an international team stationed at an eco-watchpoint in Antarctica. The team’s goal was to study the effects of climate change on the environment, particularly rising temperatures.

During their expedition, Mei’s team was caught in a catastrophic storm that left them stranded and without supplies. In a desperate attempt to survive, Mei put herself into a cryogenic sleep, hoping to be rescued in the future. However, she was awakened nine years later to a world that had drastically changed due to the global crisis caused by climate change. The crisis led to food and water shortages, as well as political and social instability.

Determined to use her expertise to help address these challenges, Mei joined Overwatch, a multinational peacekeeping force created to restore order to the world. As an Overwatch member, Mei applied her scientific knowledge to develop innovative technologies and strategies to combat climate change and its consequences. She also actively participated in various missions and battles alongside her fellow Overwatch agents, using her freezing technology to subdue enemies and provide cover for her team.

Mei’s Abilities

Health: 250

Primary Fire – Endothermic Blaster

  • Mei’s primary weapon is a freezing spray that can slow enemies and deal significant damage.
  • The Endothermic Blaster can be used to deal damage and to disrupt enemy movement, making it an effective tool for controlling the battlefield.

  • Damage: 100 per second [3]
  • Move. speed: -40%
  • Projectile speed: 20 meters per second
  • Max. range:10 meters
  • Ammo:150
  • Ammo usage: 20 rounds per second
  • Reload time: 1.5 seconds animation
  • Duration: 5 second (slow effect)
  • Headshot: ✕

Secondary fire

  • Mei’s blaster also has an alt-fire mode that fires a single, powerful icicle, dealing more damage than her spray but requiring greater accuracy.
  • Damage: 75
  • Spread angle: Pinpoint
  • Projectile speed:115 meters per second
  • Area of effect: 0.15 meters radius
  • Rate of fire: 1 shot per 0.8 seconds
  • Ammo:150
  • Ammo usage:10 per shot
  • Reload time:1.5 seconds animation
  • Casting time: 0.4 seconds + 0.4 s. recovery for shoot
  • recovery stops while using melee
  • Headshot: ✓


  • Mei can enter a cryogenic sleep, healing herself and becoming invulnerable for a short period of time.
  • While in Cryo-Freeze, Mei is unable to move or use her abilities, but she can use the ability to avoid enemy attacks or to stay alive in dangerous situations.
  • Healing:~50 per second
  • Up to 200 overall
  • Duration: 0.44 seconds min. duration
  • 3 seconds max. duration
  • 0.24 seconds recovery
  • Cooldown:12 seconds

Ice Wall

  • Mei can create a wall of ice that can block enemy movement and provide cover for her allies.
  • The Ice Wall can be used to split up enemy teams, to protect vulnerable allies, or to create new paths through the map.
  • The Ice Wall can also be destroyed by enemy fire, so it must be placed strategically to be most effective.
  • Health: 250 per pillar
  • 5 pillars
  • Max. range: 25 meters
  • Area of effect: 3×8 meters area
  • Duration: Up to 5 seconds
  • 0.5 seconds recovery
  • Cooldown:12 seconds


  • Mei can call down a snowstorm that covers a large area with snow and ice, dealing damage to enemies, slowing and freezing their movement.
  • The Blizzard can be used to disrupt enemy movement and freeze enemies causing openings for Mei and her allies to attack.
  • Enemies caught in the Blizzard are also vulnerable to Mei’s freezing spray, making it an effective combo with her primary fire.
  • Damage: 20 per second
  • Up to 85 over the duration
  • Move. speed: -40% at first, then -20% per second (max. -75%)
  • Projectile speed: 20 meters per second
  • Area of effect: 10 meters radius
  • Casting time: 0.4 seconds (throw)
  • Duration: 4.25 seconds
  • Headshot: ✕
  • Ultimate cost:1750 points

Kit positioning

Damage Role:

  • As a damage hero, Mei’s kit positioning in Overwatch 2 emphasizes her ability to control the battlefield through crowd control, area denial, and strategic use of her abilities. She excels at slowing down enemy advances and isolating key targets for her team to take down.

Primary Weapon: Endothermic Blaster

  • Mei’s primary weapon, the Endothermic Blaster, is a freezing spray that can slow enemies, making them more vulnerable to her attacks and those of her allies. Its short range, However deals a significant amount of damage output and makes it most effective at close range.

Secondary Ability: Cryo-Freeze

  • Mei’s Cryo-Freeze ability allows her to enter a state of invulnerability, healing herself and avoiding enemy attacks. This can be used to stay alive in dangerous situations or to survive enemy ultimates.

Mobility Ability: Ice Wall

  • Mei’s Ice Wall ability allows her to create barriers that block enemy movement and can be used to split up enemy teams. This can be used to create openings for her team to attack or to protect teammates caught out of position.

Ultimate Ability: Blizzard

  • Mei’s Blizzard covers a huge area with snow dealing damage, slowing and freezing enemies. It’s used to create a lot of space on the map and to kill anyone frozen inside the ultimate.
  • Overall, Mei’s kit positioning as a damage hero in Overwatch 2 focuses on her ability to control team fights through crowd control, space denial through the use of her abilities. She is effective at both close and long ranges and requires careful positioning and communication with her team to get value out of her abilities. In the hands of a skilled player, Mei can be a valuable asset to any team.

Basic Information

  • Real Name: Mei-Ling Zhou (周美灵)
  • Age: 31 (biological)[1]
  • approx. 40 (chronological)
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Occupation: Climatologist, Adventurer.
  • Voice actor: Elise Zhang
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